4 Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

Moving is a lot of work. But with a little planning, it at least can be a little easier on Mother Nature. Let’s do the math: The average move requires 60 boxes, and Americans can expect to move about 12 times throughout their entire lifetime, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means 720 boxes! If you’re moving soon, […]

By |April 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Teaching Kids to Cut Energy Costs at Home

Children are never too young to learn about the costs of energy consumption. In fact, teaching younger children the importance of energy conservation may very well lead to positive lifelong habits. Not sure how to start? Here are five easy tips to get your children interested in cutting energy costs at home.

Discuss importance of energy conservation.

Gather the family for […]

By |April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Tips to Reduce Air Pollutants In the Home

Most people are aware of the pollutants outdoors, but did you know that some homes are more conducive to a healthy lifestyle than others? New homes with green features promote indoor air quality, but in any home there are steps you can take to reduce air pollutants in your home:

Replace Air Filters Often.

Air filters are designed to capture pollutants […]

By |April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

What LivingSmart Really Means

Who doesn’t want to live smart? Pardee Homes makes it easy for today’s homebuyers with homes built to help you save water and energy, be kind to Mother Earth and breathe easier in your home, thanks to better, healthier building materials.

In fact, we’ve been making living smart the goal of every Pardee home for more than a decade, with […]

By |April 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Grand Opening For Summerfield Set For April 4th

Final preparations are underway for the Grand Opening of Summerfield, Pardee Homes’ newest neighborhood in the award-winning Canyon Hills master-planned community in Lake Elsinore. First-time homebuyers will appreciate this charming collection of one- and two-story homes with as many as 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms  and up to approximately 1,940 square feet. Learn more about this exciting new neighborhood and view floor […]

By |March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Pardee Homes’ Facebook Community Gives Back

Community giving is a core value at Pardee Homes. We’ve always taken great joy in supporting local charities that contribute to the vitality of the communities where we build homes. Last winter, we continued our tradition of holiday giving in the Inland Empire by donating gifts to the Olive Crest Inland Community Children’s Ranch.

In addition to gifts, we […]

By |March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Down Payments: 5 Creative Ways To Save Even More Money

Saving for a down payment on a home requires patience and self-discipline. While putting money away with every paycheck is one way to reach your goal, a little imagination can add even more funds to your savings account. Here are five creative ways to save more money for your dream home.

Shop Around.

When was the last time you got an […]

By |March 25th, 2015|0 Comments

5 Tips For A Pet-Friendly Home

Moving into a new house can be stressful for pets. Make them feel more at home with these five simple tips:

Give Pets A Place To Play
Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about our favorite rooms that we forget to dedicate space to our pets. Cats love height and need a place to climb and play. There are several […]

By |March 19th, 2015|0 Comments
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    VA Home Loans Offer Down Payment Assistance to Veterans and Military Families

VA Home Loans Offer Down Payment Assistance to Veterans and Military Families

Men and women who have served – or are currently serving – our country are eligible for a unique program that allows them to purchase a home with little to no down payment. The VA home loan program offers many benefits to first-time homebuyers and existing homeowners alike.

What is a VA home loan?
VA home loans assist current military members, […]

By |March 5th, 2015|0 Comments
  • 7 Easy Ways To Turn Your Master Bathroom Into A Spa-Inspired Retreat
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    7 Easy Ways To Turn Your Master Bathroom Into A Spa-Inspired Retreat

7 Easy Ways To Turn Your Master Bathroom Into A Spa-Inspired Retreat

Turn your master bathroom into your sanctuary by recreating the feelings of luxury and relaxation of an exclusive spa. The best part is that it doesn’t have to break the bank or involve any major renovations. Here are 7 easy ways to transform your master bathroom into a spa-inspired retreat.

Color
Opt for cool colors like shades of blue, gray, purple […]

By |February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Nurseries to Love

A new baby typically requires a bit of rearranging—sleep schedules, of course, but also your living space. Creating a nursery is a labor of love (so to speak) for most parents-to-be. With so many options available today, your nursery can go from basic to “adorable” in no time.

Determine décor
Starting with a theme or central design idea will help narrow […]

By |February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Design Hacks for Your New Home

After you’ve completed the change of address cards, making your home unique ranks high on the to-do list. Make the most of your new space with these smart ideas.
Label Everything

Having a label maker during the unpacking process will help you establish an allocated place for every item in your new home and keep everyone in the know on what […]

By |February 13th, 2015|1 Comment

15 Essential Terms Home Buyers Should Know

What do body parts and acronyms have to do with buying a home? Plenty, as it turns out. From ARMs to  Zoning, you may encounter some new language. You don’t have to be a Words with Friends expert to purchase a home, but knowing some basic terms will make the process a lot easier.

The terminology below will help you […]

By |January 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Grand Opening of Cielo Set for January 24

Final preparations are underway for the Grand Opening of Cielo, Pardee Homes’ newest neighborhood at the award-winning Sundance master plan in Beaumont. These eco-friendly homes have up to 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and up to approximately 1,962 square feet. Learn more about this exciting new neighborhood and view floor plans, here.

When: Sat. Jan. 24, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 […]

By |January 21st, 2015|0 Comments

First-Time Homebuyer Essential Do’s and Don’ts

PMI. HOA. FHA. The swirling alphabet soup of home buying terms can be somewhat intimidating for first-time homebuyers. While making critical decisions regarding your new home will never be as easy as A-B-C, here are some tips to make the process a little easier.
Do:
Shape up your finances. Tried and true, this advice may be the most important in your […]

By |January 16th, 2015|0 Comments
  • Flexible New Loan Program Allows 3 Percent Down Payment for First-Time Homebuyers
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    Flexible New Loan Program Allows 3 Percent Down Payment for First-Time Homebuyers

Flexible New Loan Program Allows 3 Percent Down Payment for First-Time Homebuyers

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking through the front door of your new home for the very first time. Homeownership lies at the heart of the American Dream, but hefty down payment and closing costs can make owning a home feel like a distant daydream for first-time homebuyers with limited savings.

Fannie Mae’s new loan program called MyCommunityMortgage® […]

By |January 9th, 2015|6 Comments

6 Dream Homes from Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies

Dream homes play a prominent role in many television shows and movies. Whether famous for their fictional residents or stand-out features (bright orange countertops, anyone?), a number are based on residences that are 100 percent real. Here are some of our favorites.
Scandal

Olivia Pope’s (played by actress Kerry Washington) toney Washington, D.C., apartment features plenty of white – snowy couches, […]

By |December 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Builder of the Year: Pardee Homes

We are proud to announce that the Building Industry Association of Southern California LA Ventura Chapter recently honored Ralph Pistone and Pardee Homes’ LA/ Ventura Team, naming them 2014 Builder of the Year.

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding members of the homebuilding profession who have demonstrated significant credit to the homebuilding industry through their exceptional work as a builder, their […]

By |October 31st, 2014|0 Comments

7 Backyard Design Tips Worth Trying

When it comes to outdoor design, it’s often the front yard that gets all the attention. These simple updates will help you create a beautiful and functional space in your backyard where everyone wants to gather, including you.

Effortlessly blend your indoor and outdoor space with an open-air living room. Comfortable seating, an outdoor bar and floor-length curtains will make […]

By |October 16th, 2014|0 Comments
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    Nevada Housing Division Creates Down Payment Assistance Program

Nevada Housing Division Creates Down Payment Assistance Program

In Nevada, the American dream of home ownership now may be a step closer, thanks to a new grant program created to assist buyers with down payments. The Nevada Housing Division’s Home is Possible™ program aims to help offset down payments, which can be a significant obstacle for many potential homebuyers.

Funds are limited and may run out as soon […]

By |October 16th, 2014|14 Comments
  • Pardee Homes’ Las Vegas Team Builds Pawtastic Pet Homes for HomeAid Southern Nevada’s Project Playhouse Pet Edition
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    Pardee Homes’ Las Vegas Team Builds Pawtastic Pet Homes for HomeAid Southern Nevada’s Project Playhouse Pet Edition

Pardee Homes’ Las Vegas Team Builds Pawtastic Pet Homes for HomeAid Southern Nevada’s Project Playhouse Pet Edition

What do you get when “big house” homebuilders step up for HomeAid Southern Nevada? Pawsitively adorable designer pet homes with names like Pucci and Chewy Vuitton, for starters. And in honor of Nevada’s 150th anniversary, Spike’s Railroad Cottage and Home Means Nevada, both complete with water towers fit for even the fussiest Fido.

Pardee’s mini masterpieces, along with the collection […]

By |October 6th, 2014|0 Comments
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    Organize Your Kitchen Like a Pro – with Tips from Celebrity Chefs!

Organize Your Kitchen Like a Pro – with Tips from Celebrity Chefs!

There’s no secret to a perfectly organized kitchen, but we can take a few handy tips from celebrity chefs. From Flay to Fieri, an organized kitchen is a key ingredient for success when mincing or flambé-ing for millions or just their own family and friends. Take inspiration from these famous foodies who know their way around a commercial 10-burner […]

By |September 1st, 2014|0 Comments

9 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Building good credit is much more like running a marathon than a short all-out sprint. Many factors determine your credit score, but more importantly, you must demonstrate good credit practices over time.

If your credit score is less than stellar, you can take steps to build better credit:

1. Know your current credit score.
Get a copy of your credit report, especially […]

By |June 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Memorable Housewarming Gifts

At Pardee Homes, one of the things we like best is handing over keys to new homeowners. It’s an exciting first step toward a new life, where a house becomes a home, and it’s one of the most heartwarming parts of our job. It’s why we’re here.

We’ve seen a whole range of unique housewarming gifts from pets (not a […]

By |May 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Smart Tips to Help You Save for a Down Payment

Owning your own home is the American dream. But for many first time homebuyers, a hefty down payment can be a significant obstacle, if not a downright nightmare.

Don’t despair. Mortgage rates are still low, and home prices are attractive. With a little perseverance, you can save the down payment you need. Here are a few tips:

Financial stability is key.
Remember, […]

By |April 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Prep Financially Before You Buy a New Home: 5 Must Dos

Thanks to continued near record low interest rates, the outlook for the housing market remains optimistic. If you’re one of the millions considering homeownership, there are steps you should take to ensure your American dream doesn’t turn into a nightmare.

Financial experts, such as financial consultant and television personality, Suze Orman, say it’s imperative to get your financial house in […]

By |January 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Buying a New Home is Like Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking chocolate chip cookies is easy — if you follow a proven recipe and start with good, quality ingredients. Buying your new home can be easy, too. With the right combination of resources, steps and people, the whole process can run smoothly and help you to achieve amazing results.

At Pardee Homes, we are as committed to the homebuying process […]

By |November 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Homebuyers Request Downstairs Master Bedrooms

Elegant, traditional or eclectic, master bedrooms have one thing in common.They’re generally a homeowner’s sanctuary.

Increasingly, homebuyers today are asking for a specific feature when it comes to master bedrooms. They want them downstairs. These masterful additions on the first level have lots of benefits.

Convenience.
A master bedroom downstairs offers close proximity to the main living areas of the home, like […]

By |October 9th, 2013|0 Comments

Pardee Homeowners on Life in a New, Green Home

Earth Month seems the perfect time to celebrate living in an energy-efficient, green-built home. Pardee Homes has been building green for more than a decade, and our homeowners can enjoy the benefits of owning a green home for decades to come. We thought you might like to hear directly from some of our homeowners, on what it means to […]

By |April 25th, 2013|0 Comments

Get your Garage Sale On

Garage sale. Rummage sale. Yard sale. By any name, great garage sales take a little planning. But spring is the perfect time to corral the clutter — and turn your unwanted items into some cold, hard cash. It’s easy! Just follow a few tips to make your event smooth sale-ing.

Timing is everything. Most garage sales are held on the […]

By |March 26th, 2013|0 Comments

The American Dream of Home Ownership is Within Reach

The American dream of owning a home is still a priority for the majority of U.S. residents, according to nationwide polls. Yet, understandably, challenges tied to the market, employment and credit have caused some people to postpone that dream.

There are options!
In California and Nevada, Pardee Homes’ HomewardBound program can help clear the hurdles over time so that residents […]

By |August 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Think You Can’t Qualify for a New Home? Think Again.

Qualifying for a home is more challenging than ever. If you haven’t cleared that hurdle–or have been afraid to try–watch this video. Linda Butterworth is a Pardee Homes Sales Counselor and she tells you about HomewardBound, our step-by-step credit analysis, enhancement and repair program.

This program is helping to clear the path to home ownership for people weren’t sure where […]

By |September 12th, 2011|3 Comments

Home Loan Basics

For first-time or veteran homebuyers alike, the wide array of available home financing options can be overwhelming. Which one is right for you? First, take a look at your own finances and decide how much home you can actually afford. Then, do some research on loan basics, and you’ll have the right tools to find the mortgage that best […]

By |October 13th, 2010|0 Comments

Summerglen Mixes it up on March 14th

Discover Summerglen. Located in Las Vegas’ highly desirable southwest valley, these spacious, eco-friendly homes have up to 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and up to approximately 2,402 square feet. Learn more about this exciting Pardee Homes neighborhood and view the photo gallery and floor plans, here.

What:  Come join the fun with Mix 94.1, enjoy food from Port of Subs and refreshments from Tropical Smoothie while touring our model homes! […]

By |March 6th, 2015|2 Comments